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Beauty & Barbershop Owners Fear Dynamex Ruling Will Ruin Their Businesses | VOICE
S. E. Williams Contributor "African American buying power is at 1.1 Trillion dollars and yet only 2 cents of every dollar an African American spends in this country goes to Black owned businesses. NAACP "Over the years, beauty salons and barber shops have come to provide a unique social function. . . Scholars often cite these sites as "sanctuaries . . . locations where Black people could be vulnerable and talk about issues of importance in the community." With these few words, the Smithsonian captured the essence of these institutions. Beyond the primary position of Black churches in the African-American community, barbershops and beauty salons hold a key place as a hub where community, culture and commerce intersect; where young Black people see the promise and possibility of entrepreneurship, where issues related to the health and wellbeing of Black people are weighed in the balance of society at-large, and where political fortunes can rise or fall. Now, however, there is growing